Part of The Infinite Loops project.
On October 16, 1923, brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, which established itself as a leader in the American animation industry (becoming the first company in the English-speaking world to produce and release a full-length animated feature film) before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. Changing names a few times over the years, it became The Walt Disney Company in 1986, expanding its existing operations and also starting divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.
The Disney/Kingdom Hearts Loops are the home of all the characters and settings which were created or are otherwise owned by The Walt Disney Company, covering almost 95 years' worth of material across many different media formats. These include:
- Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Walt's first major creation) and the Classic Disney Shorts (Mickey Mouse and associated characters);
- the Disney Animated Canon (over twenty of these fifty-plus films are their own Loops);
- Pixar films (about half of them as of this writing);
- assorted other animated and live-action films created by Disney, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Pirates of the Caribbean;
- Disney Television Animation (from DuckTales (1987) to Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015) and a lot in between);
- Various animated shows that weren't created by Disney, but air on Disney channels internationally (such as Miraculous Ladybug);
- Rick Riordan's 'Verse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, The Trials of Apollo, The Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) released under Disney Publishing Worldwide;
- and the Kingdom Hearts series.
The Disney Loopers are generally a friendly sort, welcoming to outside Loopers and non-Loopers alike.
The Disney/Kingdom Hearts Loops can be found here. The original compilation by founding threadhead MrEgret can be found here. The second compilation, by second threadhead Anon e Mouse Jr. (which revises and then continues the original) can be found here and here.
The Disney/Kingdom Hearts Loops provide examples of:
- Acid Reflux Nightmare: In Loop 15.4, Riley has a nightmare that she chalks up to the fact that she had broccoli pizza right before bed, something she immediately decides to stop doing.
- Later on, in the Fused Loop with Phineas and Ferb where she and her emotions get the "Welcome to the multiverse" speech, Phineas and Ferb use the mind machine to enter Riley's mind with her. One of the things Riley does while freaking out over the fact that she's in her own mind is claim it's all a strange dream from eating too much broccoli.
- Arranged Marriage: Loop 1.9 (also compiled in MLP Time Loops as Loop 122.1) has one between Oswald / Princess Luna and another for Mickey / Princess Celestia.
- An Asskicking Christmas: Loops compilation 38 is all about a "Christmas War", in which Adrien Agreste of Miraculous Ladybug and Danny Phantom of Danny Phantom have major issues with Christmas because their families have major issues of their own that come out around that time, and decide to declare war on the holiday, gaining allies for "Team Scrooge". Other Loopers form "Team Santa" to stop them, resulting in a massive battle until a third group, including Linkara, gets involved and Linkara talks some sense into Danny and Adrien.
- Automated Automobiles: Tyler's van, as part of what the author called a "rerailment of Twilight" timeline.
- Collector of the Strange: Goliath (from Gargoyles) keeps a collection of Vinnie's pie-shooting bazookas.
- Deconstructive Parody: Has had a few loops where this happened to the soap opera genre, showing how a sane person would react to the ridiculous plot twists in them. Also for the Twilight universe.
- Dying Curse: In Loop 33.25, Ursula enacted a Dresden Files-style Death Curse, anchored to her sister Morgana (to ensure it would stick) on Ariel, giving her seven more days with Eric and then a lifetime trapped in a place far from both he and her father's kingdoms and the people who lived there. Fortunately, King Triton was able to add a Curse Escape Clause to it after the fact. Also fortunately, the original curse couldn't affect someone who hadn't been conceived when it was cast, meaning that Ariel had her daughter Melody for company until Belle came along and was able to start the curse's breaking.
- For the Lulz: What is the first action Oswald and Luna do after they are awaken in 1.9? Prank Celestia of course.
- Genre Savvy: Double Subverted with Mickey when he became Shazam!, as he can "almost taste the upcoming adventure hook" but dismissed it as "spending way too much time in Loops based off of RPGs." Oh, how right he is.
- Harmless Lady Disguise:
- Loop 40.4 has the beggar woman from Beauty and the Beast wearing her usual cloak and speaking in a squeaky voice... but then she turns out to be a disguise not for an enchantress, but a sorcerer. Who looks like Colonel Mustard. When Beast/Prince Adam falls for the disguise and calls her "Miss", the sorcerer takes offense and enacts the curse on he and his castle.
- 40.5 has something similar, except this time the sorceress is a disguised Waluigi. Who curses Adam to have Waluigi's nose.
- Joke and Receive: When Linda Flynn-Fletcher starts looping, she (in an attempt to calm her stress) asks if Perry is actually a spy. He promptly walks in, wearing his fedora.
- The Kindnapper: One Loop features Belle as a monster and employee of Monsters, Inc., who discovers that young Boo has an abusive father and chooses to take her back to Monstropolis to keep her safe.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: It is a company wide loops, rather than a specific franchise, with Loopers from close to four dozen movies and TV shows, the Kingdom Hearts games, the classic Disney shorts and Rick Riordan's multi-series universe (this last set came about since the books are released through Disney Publishing Worldwide).
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: As of the end of Loop 37.1, courtesy of Ash Williams, Sora now has a Boomstick version of his Keyblade. Appearance-wise, it's a fusion of a normal Keyblade, a shotgun, and a chainsaw.Its hilt now resembled a shotgun stock, but with a grip in the middle, while its main body resembled two long tubes right next to one another, each with the serrated edges of a chainsaw blade running around the edges, giving it the appearance of a pin tumbler key like Fenrir instead of the lever lock key design that most of his Keyblades had.
- Pie in the Face:
- It's Gargoyles canon that Goliath gets hit in the face with a banana cream pie (fired via bazooka). In the Loops, it's an unavoidable Running Gag that he gets shot in the face with it at least once a Loop. He finds it annoying, but ultimately harmless (especially compared to the Doctor getting shot by a Dalek and forcing a Regeneration), and is willing to let bygones be bygones... even when it happens multiple times in one Loop.
- Chapter 40 includes multiple "Pie Glitch" Loops, in which random pies appear and hit people.
- Pike Peril: Discussed in Loop 41.9 (based on The Sword in the Stone), where Sir Ector reveals the pike in his castle's moat is there on purpose, as a sort of guard animal — it's meant to keep out any intruders who might try swimming in the moat to test the castle walls for a weak spot.
- Proscenium Reveal: Loop 10.10, a Classic Disney/MLP Loop, appears to be featuring Disney characters against the Conversion Bureau... then the last scene break is followed by "And cut! Print! That's a wrap! Good job everyone!", revealing that it wasn't the real Bureau at all — Mickey and Celestia were just starring in a movie based on that setting.
- Psychic Power: Oswald has this.
- Real-Person Fic: In the Managing the Company timeline. Subverted is that there is the obviously fictional "Networking Illuminati Against Really Good Shows and Ideas" (N.I.A.R.G.I) involvement.
- Related in the Adaptation: In a fused loop with Monsters, Inc. and Beauty and the Beast, Adam/Beast is stated to be Sully's brother, making Belle and the latter in-laws.
- Saving Christmas: Loops compilation 38 is all about a "Christmas War", in which a pair of Loopers who have issues with Christmas (their families have major issues that come out around that time) decide to declare war on it and recruit allies to join them, while others fight back to save it, and another set entirely try to just stop the war. It ends when the leaders of Team Scrooge — Adrien Agreste of Miraculous Ladybug and Danny Phantom of Danny Phantom — get talked down by Linkara, a member of the third group.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Rich Loopers have literally bought out problems during Fused Loops.
- Screwed by the Lawyers: In-Universe, the legal right splitting the characters of the MCU is mentioned in the Managing the Company timeline.
- Squick: In-Universe, how Oswald, Minnie and Mickey react to the "imprinting" mechanic in Twilight.
- Ship Tease: Loop 11.8 has Lexington (who is canonically gay) admit he met Gobber the Belch (who is also canonically gay) in a fused loop, and "We didn't really have a chance to go on a date or anything, but we got along great. I hope I can meet him again."
- Take That!: Many.
- The Anchors think Margaret White would "get eaten by someone's dog, and poison it." after they turned her into a newt.
- Mickey thinks of soap operas' storytelling style as "More plot twists than you could shake a stick at, and not a lick of sense among them."
- A less mean-spirited one would be how Goofy managed to make Kingdom Hearts III "to be less mind-screwy than previous installments" and think the games weren't created on a sober mind.
- Minnie thinks that it "can't be too difficult" to do a better job than Bella Swan. She also thinks Edward's actions are creepy and patronizing but was treated as "romantic".
- The whole concept of imprinting is mocked by both Leah and Oswald. The latter even took drastic measure to remove it. Likewise, the "sparkly vampire" is mocked by Oswald.
- A few times, the Miraculous Ladybug loopers have ended up in variants based off of the "salt fics" prevalent in their fandom (including one based off of the Maribat AU); every time, said settings get mocked by the characters. During one such loop, Alya even asks Marinette and Adrien how they deal with them.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Loop 40.13 has Belle more startled than disturbed when the curse breaks and reveals Beast isn't Prince Adam this Loop — he's been replaced by Natsuki from Doki Doki Literature Club!.
- Uplifted Animal: Bronx is of dog-like intelligence and only speaks in barks and growls in canon. In Loop 11.8, it's revealed he's since Replaced Scooby-Doo in a Loop and is now an Intellectual Animal who can speak English.
- Yandere: Minnie for Mickey in one timeline. They agreed to never speak about it.
- You Can't Fight Fate: